Creating, crafts, gardening, quilting and life on a little ranch.

Monthly Archives: April 2017

20140629_142821Room with a view in Cancun, 3 years ago.♥♥♥♥

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Finishing projects is always on my list, but life seems to keep me busy with other things.

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This baby quilt was made from my pink stash that I wanted to use up.  It came out better than I thought it would.

I machine appliqued some flowers to add a little more interest.  The quilt is a gift for someone that lives far away….it’s a surprise.

20170409_171711_001And finally,  after many, many months, actually it took me over a year to finish my youngest daughter’s quilt.

20170409_172214Now, back to my sewing room to finish many more projects on my list.♥♥♥♥


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Hope you had a great Easter.

Our Easter is always a fun time with family.  We always have great food and lots of fun with our confetti filled eggs, which make quite a mess.

This year our oldest daughter made a fruit pizza, that looked like a decorated Easter egg and was quite good.  She did a wonderful job of decorating the  pizza with all the different fruit.

 

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Our youngest daughter and her hubby made our favorite banana pudding.

And of course we had our annual egg decorating contest, which made all of us very competitive.  We asked our Facebook friends to vote for their favorite egg.

2 eggs decorated

And the first  place winner was:lamb 2017

the little lamb, done by our oldest daughter.

Second place winner was the:

2nd place

gumball egg, done by our youngest daughter.

Hope you can use some of these ideas for your next Easter celebration.💜💜❤️❤️


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My roses are finally blooming and because of all the rain we have had, they look healthy and quite pretty.

The top rose is my favorite and is a climbing rose.

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This second rose starts out a creamy white and then it blushes as it matures.

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My last rose is so unique in that the outside of the petal is cream colored and the inside of the petal is a bright red.♥♥♥♥


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I have a dear friend whose mother is in her nineties and still going strong.  Her family keeps her busy with different activities.

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This particular activity is fun for young and old alike and is something I’ve always wanted to do.

Gathering all the supplies that were needed they let their imagination do the work and created some lovely bonnets. 

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And it looks like the little ones had lots of fun designing their very own.

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The one thing to remember is to enjoy the process and not stress about competing  with all the others, unless you choose to make it a contest.

 

IMG_0575And here is the whole clan showing off their bonnets.♥♥♥♥

This activity would be great for Mother’s Day as well.



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